May 16, 2018 6:50 am
Updated: May 16, 2018 12:22 pm

Body found in debris after major fire in LaSalle

WATCH ABOVE: A body was found in the ruins of a Lasalle condo development after a fire tore through the complex Tuesday night. Billy Shields reports.


Police have found a body of a woman in the debrisĀ of three townhouses that went up in flames Tuesday night in the Montreal borough of LaSalle.

The five-alarm fire broke out around 10:30 p.m. on Bois-des-Caryers street at the corner of Rosaire-Gendron.

It took 200 firefighters to put out the blaze that was threatening to spread to nearby buildings.

Evacuees told police that one resident was missing, a 61-year-old woman, and that she likely didn’t make it out of the building in time.

The major crimes unit of the Montreal police department is investigating to determine the cause of the fire; it is believed to be deliberate.

READ MORE: Lasalle apartment fire sends 4 people to hospital

Witnesses saw at least three individuals fleeing the back of the building shortly before the fire broke out.

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